Matt Light Misses Media Day Due To Illness

New England Patriots starting left tackle Matt Light missed Super Bowl media day due to illness, a team official reportedly told NFL.com's Steve Wyche. Light was the only player to be stricken with the illness, but Wyche reported that several other members of the Patriots staff had also been sick.

Super Bowl XLVI is still five days away, so it's too early to get too concerned, but any perceived weakness is ripe for exploiting. Light is a three-time Pro Bowler and protects Tom Brady's blind side. Clearly, the team is banking on him getting healthy.

It is worth noting that Light was picked out for criticism by New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora last Friday. When asked about Light at media day, Umenyiora had this to say:

"Matt Light, please get well soon," Umenyiora said, smiling. "I hope to see you on Sunday. You are one of my greatest friends."

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